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Old 03-12-2017, 13:17
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12 albums so far. 12 months in the year. Missing a trick not producing a calendar of album covers. Just saying s'all.
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Old 03-12-2017, 18:07
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The international fans thread reminded me of something I've wondered about for a long time - how big a fan base did the band have in Thailand the time they did their notorious and traumatising (for them) tour of the country? And now?

It always struck me as very odd that the Manics could justify dates in Thailand of all places. Admittedly I know nothing about music consumption in Thailand but I wouldn't have imagined it was a key market for any British band in the early 1990s (in contrast to Japan, for example).
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Old 04-12-2017, 17:58
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The international fans thread reminded me of something I've wondered about for a long time - how big a fan base did the band have in Thailand the time they did their notorious and traumatising (for them) tour of the country? And now?

It always struck me as very odd that the Manics could justify dates in Thailand of all places. Admittedly I know nothing about music consumption in Thailand but I wouldn't have imagined it was a key market for any British band in the early 1990s (in contrast to Japan, for example).
Gold Against the Soul sold shed loads in Thailand and got them a platinum disc so that is why they went
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Old 04-12-2017, 20:26
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In Nice? Gruissan not far. Yves Klein; blue epoch? Betty Blue?

And as for the cover.... thinking about Mishima books.

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Old 04-12-2017, 20:36
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Gold Against the Soul sold shed loads in Thailand and got them a platinum disc so that is why they went
Didn't know that. Thanks.

I obviously expected something demand-based. Are the band still big in Thailand?
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Old 04-12-2017, 20:37
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In Nice? Gruissan not far. Yves Klein; blue epoch? Betty Blue?

And as for the cover.... thinking about Mishima books.

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Whatever Happened To The Blue Generation Part II (musically speaking)?
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Old 05-12-2017, 10:14
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The Convalescent kicks ass like ultra-high-energy gamma rays followed by gloomy Royal Correspondent. I guess you need some special mood for Know Your Enemy but when you are in that mood you just want to put KYE on a 24-hour repeat.
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Old 05-12-2017, 10:48
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In case anyone wondered, here's the time between each studio album:

GT > GATS: 498 days
GATS> THB: 435
THB > EMG: 631
EMG > TIMTTMY: 848
TIMTTMY > KYE: 918
KYE > L: 1324
L > SATT: 918
SATT > JFPL: 743
JFPL > PFAYM: 491
PFAYM > RTF: 1093
RTF > F: 294
F > RIF: 1369

Between KYE and Lifeblood there was FD and LT, of course, and GSTM between Lifeblood and SATT, so RIF really is by far the longest we've ever had to wait for new original material.
Now add in The Great Western and I Killed the Zeitgeist as optional stepping stones
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Old 05-12-2017, 17:23
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Now add in The Great Western and I Killed the Zeitgeist as optional stepping stones
Good point.

In that case, we end up with:

GT > GATS: 498 days
GATS> THB: 435
THB > EMG: 631
EMG > TIMTTMY: 848
TIMTTMY > KYE: 918
KYE > L: 1324
L > TGW: 630
TGW > IKTZ: 63 (!)
IKTZ > SATT: 224
SATT > JFPL: 743
JFPL > PFAYM: 491
PFAYM > RTF: 1093
RTF > F: 294
F > RIF: 1369
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What a shock!
Typed in Google search "stay beautiful lyrics", it gave me all Taylor Swift. ⊙_⊙
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Old 16-12-2017, 11:12
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Typed in Google search "stay beautiful lyrics", it gave me all Taylor Swift. ⊙_⊙
Why wont she just fuck off?
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Old 17-12-2017, 01:01
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Although I don't like her music, I'm not really a Taylor hater, but as famous as she is, the Manics are actually iconic, and Stay Beautiful is an actual classic that always used to appear on the first page of search results, so you can understand I was appalled when Taylor Swift was all I ever found and had to specifically type in "manic" additionally... u_u
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Old 17-12-2017, 14:06
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I can't stand Taylor Swift. I find her control over her own image creepy....the level of emotional control and the way she manufactures perceptions of weakness to seem relatable. UGH!
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Old 17-12-2017, 15:22
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I can't stand Taylor Swift. I find her control over her own image creepy....the level of emotional control and the way she manufactures perceptions of weakness to seem relatable. UGH!
All credit to her for this though ...https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...being-punished
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Old 18-12-2017, 10:55
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All credit to her for this though ...https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...being-punished
That's exactly the reason I'm not a Taylor hater.
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